It’s not as simple as diet and exercise. In some cases, achieving and managing a healthy weight can require professional assistance.
Obesity is a medical condition that is treatable when you have the right weight loss specialist and an individualized plan. At Memorial Hermann, we work with you to determine the root cause of the problem and then create a path forward to help you live a healthier life with sustainable weight loss.
If you are struggling with obesity, our comprehensive program provides an in-depth assessment to determine which factors are driving weight gain along with a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to help you experience a healthier and more active life.
Specialists affiliated with Memorial Hermann’s NewStart Medical Weight Management Program (MWM) use a scientifically based medical approach to weight loss. The process is different from traditional weight loss models because it is a personalized plan that focuses on sustainable change and long-term follow up. Many patients have learned from earlier failed attempts that losing weight too quickly with fad diets or supplements is rarely successful and can also be very expensive.
Most patients in a MWM program have a body-mass index (BMI) greater than 30, or a BMI greater than 27 with an obesity-related medical condition. These related conditions include sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, prediabetes or insulin resistance.
Patients who are most successful with the program have a genuine interest in losing weight and improving overall health and are ready to actively start the process and adhere to the plan.
Medical weight management (MWM) is a science-based medical program for people with obesity. Our goal is to help you create and follow a physician-guided plan for weight loss and long-term wellness.Learn More
With the Memorial Hermann NewStart™ Care Concierge Program, our staff of experienced professionals will help guide you through the entire process and provide the support you need at no additional cost...Learn More